Silicon Valley Clean Water
SVCW's Wastewater Conveyance System takes wastewater from each of the JPA member agencies (Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, and West Bay Sanitary District) collection systems and pumps the wastewater to its wastewater treatment plant located adjacent San Francisco Bay at the northeast end of Redwood Shores.
The individual members of the JPA own and operate the sanitary sewer collection systems within their respective jurisdictions, and West Bay Sanitary District (WBSD) also owns the existing Flow Equalization Facility (FEF) which can be used to store their wastewater during wet weather conditions. SVCW owns and operates the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) as well as the conveyance system force main and pump stations that convey the sewage to the treatment plant.
The existing conveyance system includes four pump stations, one for each of the four collection systems, a wet weather booster station located in the San Carlos Pump Station, a lift station located at the WWTP, and an approximately nine (9)-mile long, reinforced concrete force main. Wastewater from the community of Redwood Shores is pumped directly to the WWTP by the Redwood Shores Pump Station. Additionally, SVCW leases a remote FEF from the WBSD. The figure below shows the components of the existing conveyance system infrastructure.
Aerial View of the service area with location of pump stations: